The Marboré Symphony: music for the deglaciation and Holocene in the central Pyrenees

Show simple item record Valero-Garcés, Blas Vicente de Vera, Alejandra Simón Gómez, José Luis Fraile, Miguel Ángel González-Sampériz, Penélope Leunda, María Moreno, Ana Gil-Romera, Graciela Mata Campo, Maria Pilar Oliva, Belen Aranbarri, Josu Ezquerro Ruíz, Lope 2019-07-31T06:15:49Z 2019-07-31T06:15:49Z 2019-07-29
dc.description 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), Dublín, 2019 es_ES
dc.description.abstract Geological sequences have been used as the main basis for musical pieces both as inspiration for musicians and as raw materials (geochemical data, stratigraphic logs, cycles and frequencies) for compositions produced by computer programs. Telling our stories of Quaternary changes with music presents an opportunity to reach a wider audience and to integrate art and science. Here we present an example of how to compose music from Quaternary lake sequences and illustrate in a new way the main changes in the Pyrenean landscapes since deglaciation. The creation of this music was undertaken within the framework of the REPLIM project, an INTERREG- POCTEFA – project aimed to create a network of climate change observatories on lakes and wetlands in the Pyrenees. Based on the sediment sequence from Marboré Lake (42°41′44.27″N, 0° 2′24.07″E, 2612 m a.s.l), we have selected lithological, compositional and pollen data (Leunda et al, 2017; Oliva et al., 2018) to represent the main changes in the lake and the region during the last 15000 years. To transform the geological data into musical notes, we have used a similar approach than in previous experiences (Simon et al, 2015) but in this case, notes were assigned to compositional range intervals and the tempos were defined using sediment accumulation rates. Different melodies and instruments were assigned at each data set: TOC and Br/Ti as lake bioproductivity, selected pollen data for vegetation dynamics in the valleys, Si/Ti as sediment influx and Pb/Ti as anthropogenic impact. An electronic version of the Marbore Symphony was created by computer software based on the raw data. The music group O’Carolan ( transformed the electronic version into a six minutes long acoustic version. The Symphony premiered in the town of Bielsa on December 14th, 2018. The Marboré music project has served to increase citizenship awareness about climate change in the Pyrenees and provided a new tool to better communicate past and future changes in the landscapes es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Universidad de Zaragoza, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Grupo O´Carolan, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Universidad del Pais Vasco, España es_ES
dc.publisher INQUA es_ES
dc.relation REPLIM es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof fdsdfsdf es
dc.rights Acceso abierto es_ES
dc.subject lago es_ES
dc.subject medio lacustre es_ES
dc.subject desglaciación es_ES
dc.subject Holoceno es_ES
dc.subject Pirineos es_ES
dc.subject música es_ES
dc.title The Marboré Symphony: music for the deglaciation and Holocene in the central Pyrenees es_ES
dc.description.funder INTERREG-POCTEFA es_ES
dc.coverage.spatialStudy Pirineos es_ES
dc.type.lecture Ponencia es_ES

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